Source Alert: Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or

How will the downed plane affect Ukraine’s political crisis?

Robert English, Director of the USC School of International Relations, is an expert on Ukraine and the politics of Russia and former Soviet states. He can comment on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Russia’s stance toward the west, and how the Malaysia Airlines crash could complicate the crisis.

Contact: (626) 372-4161 or

What will investigators be looking for? How will they conduct an investigation in a war-torn region?

Thomas Anthony is Director of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Aviation Safety and Security Program. Michael Barr is an instructor in the program. Both are experts on air crashes and crash investigations. They can discuss potential air safety risks and the previous Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared over the Indian Ocean.

Contact Anthony: (310) 342-1349 or

Contact Barr: (310) 342-1349 or